Robert Smithson: Time Crystals

Amelia Barikin (Creator), Chris McAuliffe (Creator)

    Research output: Non-textual formHosted Exhibition or Event


    This exhibition is the first in Australia dedicated to the work of American artist Robert Smithson (1938-73). Best known for his radical land art of the 1960s and early 1970s, Smithson is now widely recognised as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Inspired by ideas of crystalline geometry and non-biological time, he redefined abstraction and challenged art history, declaring that 'Nature gives way to the incalculable cycles of non duration.' Featuring new research on the artists practice, 'Time Crystals' presents sculpture, photography, film, drawings and texts borrowed from major Australian and international collections. It also includes the most extensive display of Smithson's manuscript and archival material to date drawn from the Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt Papers at the Smithsonian Institutions Archives of American Art.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBrisbane
    PublisherThe University of Queensland Art Museum
    Size94 works of art
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventRobert Smithson: Time Crystals - UQ Art Museum, Brisbane Australia
    Duration: 10 Mar 2018 → …


    Dive into the research topics of 'Robert Smithson: Time Crystals'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this